For those of you who don’t know me, I used to blog at WhirledView. You can find my previous stuff, back to 2004, here.
I’m a chemist. My background includes a fair bit of nuclear stuff, fossil fuel, and counterterrorism along with managing environmental cleanups, which eventually expanded to collaborations and spending some delightful time in Estonia and Kazakhstan. One of my projects landed me in some of the domestic politics of decommissioning Pershing Missiles back in the 1980s, in response to the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, and another laid bare some of the more uptight parts of the US government in relation to decommissioning nuclear weapons.
My adventures have taken me to cooler climes than those that produce helmut’s photos of fruits we’ve never heard of. And my tastes extend to lots of other sorts of flora and fauna. But here’s a cloudberry for you.
I’ll continue to write the kinds of things I’ve been writing, and I may try some new things.
I’m delighted that helmut and the guys are allowing me to occupy space here, and looking forward to conversing with the readers!